[REBOL] Re: Popularity
From: tim-johnsons:web at: 25-Jan-2006 9:54
* Carl Read <carl-cybercraft.co.nz> [060124 19:41]:
> On Tuesday, 24-January-2006 at 16:39:11 SunandaDH wrote,
> >> For those of you conserned with rebol's popularity in the world of
> >> programming, it might be an interesting task to try to get rebol into the
> >> top 50 most popular programming languages:
I really feel sad reading this. When I started using rebol, I
expected it to take the programming world by storm.
Right now, if I were approached by a potential client who wanted a
product (say a website) developed with resale in mind, I would have to
recommend to that client that we use python because it is a widely
used language and would increase the "value" of the site.
And that is really too bad, because rebol just runs rings around
python in terms of sheer productivity. And it is a delight to code
in, really much more fun than python..... (no offense meant to python,
as it is soundly engineered and scales well).
I feel like rebol is in sort of a "catch-22" where the low level of
usage contraindicates usage and contributes to maintaining that low
> >A discussion on reboltalk suggests REBOL was briefly in the list last year:
> This looks like an archive of last year's results...
> "Finally, FYI. We started monitoring the programming languages
> AppleScript, BCPL, Oberon, Occam, and Slate. We stopped keeping track
> of A+, REALBasic, and Rebol."
> I guess that means REBOL didn't go up at all, or actually went down.
> -- Carl Read.
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Tim Johnson <tim-johnsons-web.com>